M-1918 BAR Magazine Belt Pocket, Military Aid Item, Vietnam War Era

Tuesday April 2nd, 2024 admin

(Official nomenclature acquired) This kind of cartridge belt pockets came with M-1918A2 BAR rifle in the Vietnam War era. Just like M-1937 BAR Cartridge Belt, each sector has three pockets. The main body of the pocket is made of cotton duck canvas, and the magazines are secured by a nylon […]

USMC Sub-Belt (FILBE)

Monday July 25th, 2022 admin

The USMC Sub-Belt replaces the cartridge belt and provides a hip-worn platform for carriage of fielded pouches and the USMC Holster via Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS). It is distributed in three sizes and is part of the Family of Individual Load Bearing Equipment (ILBE). The USMC Sub-Belt allows for […]

Eagle Industries Ranger H-Harness, Olive Drab

Wednesday April 27th, 2022 admin

(Description copied from archived ofiicial webstore) Our Ranger H-Harness, made from #1000 denier abrasion and water resistant Cordura® nylon, is fully adjustable, and has 1/2″ closed cell foam padded shoulder straps with Cool Max for coolness and comfort. Other features: Sternum Strap. Rescue Strap. All snaps are covered with webbing. […]

M1903 Cartridge Belt

Saturday December 4th, 2021 admin

The original cartridge belt for M-1903 Springfield Rifle. Formal nomenclature acquired.

M-1956 Suspenders Foreign Modification (1960s)

Wednesday September 25th, 2019 admin

These modified suspenders are based on an XL sized, 1967 dated M-1956 Suspenders. The mainly modification is a pair of additional front straps and backpack connectors, seem to be used with M-1945 Field Pack (or its local copy). Considering those countries/regions who used America made M-1956 LCE and M-1945 Field […]

Militaria In The Mist (2): M-1967 USMC

Sunday July 28th, 2019 admin

Author: Beta-TNT   The M-1967 USMC LCE was one of those nylon webbing gears for the Vietnam War. About the difference between the M-1967 USMC and the Army M-1967, just read this: Story About USGI Buttpack. Long words in short: the M-1967 USMC and the Army M-1967 are definitely two […]

M-1956 LCE Official Copy (1): Greek Army M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment

Sunday December 9th, 2018 admin

Author: Beta-TNT (Webmaster) Overview In the 1970s’, there were many countries’ armed forces using American style individual equipment copy as their own standard issue. Let’s start with Greek M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment. After the World War II, Greece received military assistance from the US, among them there were small arms and […]

M1910 Mounted Cartridge Belt

Monday November 26th, 2018 admin

Used by mounted units for carrying M-1903 Springfield rifle ammunition. Mounted version has nine pockets, one less than the dismounted version, leaves a blank panel for a M1912 Double Pistol Magazine Pocket. Stock Number Reference: Belt, Cartridge, Mounted, M1910 Stock Number Unavailable

M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (1960s)

Friday June 22nd, 2018 admin

These suspenders were modified from M-1945 Suspenders by some Europe countries (highly probably Greece) that received US military assistance in the Cold War era. There are several modifications: Two “branch straps” were removed. Spring hooks of the front suspendres were replaced by “bottle opener” hooks. Dual tiny D rings replaced […]

[Repost] Terry Baldwin – Random Gear Thoughts

Saturday November 26th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Based on comments made recently about photos of some earnest but not necessarily squared away individuals I thought it might be an appropriate time to share some “Random Gear Thoughts”. Much of this was originally something I wrote to a friend about […]